MSRPC daemons (fwd)

Gregory Leblanc gleblanc at
Tue Dec 14 19:08:06 GMT 1999

Steve Litt wrote:
> At 03:26 AM 12/15/1999 +1100, Gregory Leblanc wrote:
> [clip]
> >I think it's called 'testparm'.  :)  It's been there for as long as I've
> >used samba, and I run it before I restart smbd to change config.
> >       Greg
> Greg -- what would you think of a testparm-like utility that lists all
> parameters for *each* service, instead of just the non-default parameters.
> It features three delimited fields per line: share, parameter name, and
> parameter value. The intent is to have it easily manipulated by a Perl or
> Python script.

This would be really useful for a server on which I was doing a lot of
configuration.  Right now, I haven't changed my version of samba, or the
configuration for about 6 months, and I don't plan to change it any time
soon.  :)  Every now and then I go browse the logs, but not very often. 
VERY low maintenence server.

> I've got it running in a very rough form, but haven't yet had time to test
> it or clean it up. My version doesn't check syntax, since the real testparm
> does that just fine. Mine simply outputs data about every paraemter for
> every share, regardless of default.

So you would run testparm first, to make sure that you hadn't mangled
anything, and then run this to get more detailed information about your

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